This Is San Antonio

Weather As Warm As Its People

With 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees, the only ice you’ll find in San Antonio is in the bottom of your margarita.

Walk This Way

San Antonio boasts one of the nation’s most desirable and compact downtowns with hotels, restaurants and major attractions all walkable from the Alamodome. In 2013, Valero Alamo Bowl Champion Oregon walked from their hotel to the Alamodome for their walk-through and the game .

Family Fun

SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas combine exhilarating rides with award-winning shows. Five minutes from downtown is the 340+ acre Brackenridge Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, the Japanese Tea Garden, a top-notch playground and the San Antonio Zoo which is open 365 days a year. The DoSeum is a great place for kids to laugh, play and get creative.

One of the Most Celebrated Dining Destinations

San Antonio boasts acclaimed chefs who studied around the globe bringing their world-class training back to our culinary landscape as well as talented new chefs who honed their skills at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio. From the old favorites along the River Walk to the dozens of new restaurants in Southtown and the Historic Pearl, there is something for everyone.

A River Runs Through It

The  River Walk has expanded from 3 to 15 miles. The Museum Reach section heads north to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Historic Pearl with recreational trails to south along the Mission Reach section. During the holidays, the River Walk shines bright with millions of decorative lights, dazzling displays and arrangements.

The Shrine of Texas Liberty

The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718. The first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo is now the #1 most visited tourist attraction in Texas. The city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada—are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and are walled compounds encompassing a church and buildings where the priests and local Native Americans lived and worked.

Fan Travel

Official travel packages from PrimeSport include hotel accommodations, game tickets, access to Club PrimeSport in-stadium hospitality, exclusive pre-game field access plus much more! Make PrimeSport your one stop travel shop for your trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl!

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There are 36 destinations served by nonstop flights from San Antonio International Airport. American Airlines is the official carrier of the Valero Alamo Bowl. For schedule information, please visit www.aa.com or call 800-433-1790. Offering nonstop service to 48 destinations, Austin-Bergstrom International is 65 miles north of San Antonio. With American Airlines’ three daily non-stops from LAX to Austin in addition to their non-stop LAX to San Antonio, this airport is a option to consider for West Coast travelers.

 

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To take advantage of a free upgrade at their participating Texas locations, call Enterprise at 210-222-0819 or visit www.enterprise.com. Reference customer #52A4351 and PIN # ALA.

 

 

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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Welcome to the magnificent 38-story River Walk hotel. The San Antonio Rivercenter connects to the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Rivercenter Mall.

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that overlooks the historic Alamo mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

The NEWLY RENOVATED La Quinta Riverwalk is conveniently located in the heart of downtown near all of San Antonio’s major attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping, just steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and Alamodome with easy access on and off the freeway.  Complimentary Full, Hot Breakfast Buffet and Free WIFI.

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San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Media Host Hotel

Our San Antonio, Texas hotel charmingly captures the vibrant culture and style of San Antonio, welcoming you and ensuring an enchanting stay.

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Featured Hotel

Discover the distinctly diverse personality of the Alamo City in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is steps from trendy downtown bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.

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Menger Hotel

Featured Hotel

Built in 1859 on the site of the Texas first brewery the Menger ushered in a new era of sophistication and the Teas frontier and more than 150 years of refinements have created a masterpiece of traditional elegance and modern comforts.

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Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Friends, family and colleagues alike enjoy the many luxuries at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel in bustling downtown San Antonio. Our location provides excellent walkability to the Alamo,  shopping, dining and more. The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated residential design.

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Do It Like A Local

Want to know where to eat, drink and play while you are staying downtown for the Valero Alamo Bowl?

Our staff has put together the below “Do It Like A Local” recommendations for must-see attractions, fun nightlife and the best of San Antonio’s burgeoning culinary scene as well as our Downtown Partners who are ready to deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

To maximize your time in San Antonio, you can also utilize this Bowl Week itinerary that includes bowl events along with suggestions on how to take advantage all the city has to offer.

The Alamo

Derrick: Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

Derrick: The newly renovated museum preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Receive $2 off regular adult admission and 10% off any one item in the gift shop.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Sonya: Good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Fun for the entire family. Show your Valero Alamo Bowl ticket stub and receive $2 off (up to 10) admission to the Buckhorn or Texas Ranger Museums.

Garcia Art Glass Inc.

Alyssa: This San Antonio gem is the home to hot glass design and fabrication which specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture, including tablescapes and art for the wall. Take a piece of San Antonio home with you. You won’t regret it.

HemisFair Park

Sidne: Built to host the 1968 World’s Fair, there are plenty of photo worthy shots in his 15 acre park featuring cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings and The Tower of the Americas.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Main Plaza

Lara: This outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City is brought to life with the new San Antonio The Saga video art installation. A must see of Texas history.

Historic Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rio San Antonio Cruises

Rick:  Whether you take the 35 minute River Cruiser tour, jump on a rio taxi to the new Museum reach section or charter a private cruise, you’ll always remember your time cruising along the River Walk.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Alyssa: Since 1918, Believe It or Not Odditoriums have showcased the eclectically bizarre collection of Robert Ripley. San Antonio’s location has carried on the Ripley’s tradition of scouring the globe for the world’s most unbelievable exhibits.

San Antonio Golf Trail

Stacia: The only long drives in San Antonio are one of the 50 area golf courses. Just a 5 iron away is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas: Brackenridge Park Golf Course. To tee off where the pros play the Valero Texas Open, head to TPC San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.

San Antonio River Walk

Bryan: For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.

San Fernando Cathedral

Gil: Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!

SeaWorld San Antonio

Chase: SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Howl-O-Scream is my favorite spooky time of year!

Spanish Governor’s Palace

Kelly: The Spanish Governor’s Palace is perfect for history buffs. See original rooms from the 1800s and enjoy the beautiful courtyard garden.

The DoSeum

Alyssa: The DoSeum is a great place for kids and adults alike! Everything from the Innovation Station to The Big Climb and the Spy Academy will have any kid’s thinking cap on!

Tower of the Americas

Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

Alyssa: The Institute of Texan Cultures gives a voice to the experiences of people from across the globe who call Texas home, providing insight into the past, present and future. The museum is family-friendly, and includes many hands-on elements for children.

Atomar Bar at Acenar

Gil: A laid back atmosphere where you can enjoy great Latin specialty cocktails with any size group.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar

Gil: Big screen TVs plus top-notch burgers and the River Walk’s largest selection of craft beers make this my home away from home.

 

Dick’s Last Resort

Seth: It’s a guaranteed good time filled with tasty food and light-hearted sarcastic humor from the waitstaff.

Hard Rock Café

Kelly: Great food. Fast service and fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to have another Rockin’ good time at the Hard Rock Cafe. Fans receive 20% off food, non-alcoholic drinks and retail items.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant, Inc.

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

Southtown Food and Drink Tour

Stevie: Walk 10 minutes from the heart of downtown to South Alamo Street at Cesar Chavez. Then, work your way down Alamo Street stopping to eat and drink at Alamo Street Eat Bar, The Friendly Spot, B&D Ice House, Hot Joy, Feast and Beethoven’s before you cab (210-222-2222) or Uber back. 

Acenar: HotMex/CoolBar

Sonya: Gulf fish tacos combined with a melon mojito makes for the perfect evening on the River Walk at this innovative contemporary Mexican restaurant.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Sonya: Good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Fun for the entire family. Show your Valero Alamo Bowl ticket stub and receive $2 off (up to 10) admission to the Buckhorn or Texas Ranger Museums.

Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar

Gil: Big screen TVs plus top-notch burgers and the River Walk’s largest selection of craft beers make this my home away from home.

 

Dick’s Last Resort

Seth: It’s a guaranteed good time filled with tasty food and light-hearted sarcastic humor from the waitstaff.

Guillermo’s

Chase: This San Antonio family restaurant has just what you’re looking for. Exceptional service and great Italian food. You won’t be disappointed with your visit.

Hard Rock Café

Kelly: Great food. Fast service and fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to have another Rockin’ good time at the Hard Rock Cafe. Fans receive 20% off food, non-alcoholic drinks and retail items.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Josephine Street

Derrick: Jo Street is known for its world class chicken fried steak, succulent pork chops & chicken and handmade desserts. Don’t miss the 500 year old tree inside the restaurant.

La Villita Cafe

Adam: Located in the heart of San Antonio, La Villita Café offers visitors an ideal spot for relaxation and refreshment whether you stop in for breakfast, lunch, a drink or a quick snack.

Historic Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Alyssa: Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio Morton’s the Steakhouse offers the finest steaks and seafood in Texas. The unmatched attentive staff will provide a fine dining experience with an atmosphere of comfort and contentment, down to the smallest details.

Paesanos Riverwalk

Rick: Their Shrimp Paesano is almost as famous as the River Walk. Celebrate with agood meal riverside while sipping one of their signature cocktails…or two.

 

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant, Inc.

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

Tower of the Americas

Sidne: The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy an elegant dinner at the top or experience the 4D Skies Over Texas Theater Ride.

Whataburger

Lara: You haven’t experienced Texas until you’ve had Whataburger. It’s a Texas tradition.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Sonya: Good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Fun for the entire family. Show your Valero Alamo Bowl ticket stub and receive $2 off (up to 10) admission to the Buckhorn or Texas Ranger Museums.

Garcia Art Glass Inc.

Alyssa: This San Antonio gem is the home to hot glass design and fabrication which specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind blown glass lighting and sculpture, including tablescapes and art for the wall. Take a piece of San Antonio home with you. You won’t regret it.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Historic Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Scentchips

Kelly: A great stop on your stroll through La Villita. Find the perfect scent to take home from your San Antonio vacation.